421 SE Grand Ave., 971-270-7760, thelovecraftbar.com. 8 pm-close Monday-Thursday, 4 pm-2 am Friday-Saturday. "Unhappy hour" 8-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 4-8 pm Friday-Saturday.
Established: January 2011
Windowless and cavernous, Lovecraft was basically designed for sulking in corners. The raised, dark booths around the dance floor each feel like their own dark cave, and there's two vampiric backrooms. The horror-themed bar hosts kink-themed DJ nights and goth-themed burlesque, and just about all of it is shrouded in fog. The farther back you go, the weirder Lovecraft gets. Just off the pentagram-adorned dance floor is a room with a coffin and Cthulhu monster posters. Behind that, there's the recently added "Expansion." Only open after 10 pm, the small room looks like the inside of a Tim Burton movie—maybe because of the creepy burlap puppet with sewn-on x's for eyes that's the size of a toddler.